The Meaninglessness of Trying to Find Meaning–Random Thoughts

I have been silent so far on this tragedy, the killing of innocent children. I don’t have enough information. I want to know about this young man’s mother, about his father, about his childhood. There is always an “answer,” and yet, everyone seems to have a dfferent idea of what that answer may be. InContinue reading “The Meaninglessness of Trying to Find Meaning–Random Thoughts”

RIP Jenni Rivera

Wow, it’s just beginning to sink in. RIP Jenni Rivera. I had the challenge and the fun of training your son at Tarzana Boxing. When I asked Johnny one day what he wanted to be more than anything when he grew up he said “a director” and with determined eyes, “and I will be.” IContinue reading “RIP Jenni Rivera”

A DANGEROUS WOMAN

Excerpt from my book-in-progress A Dangerous Woman, about my connection to a series of mysterious letters sent to the first woman to be put on death row in California after the death penalty was reinstated in 1979.  Everyone has his or her own version of truth. Here is Jimmy Luna’s side of the story, the man who committedContinue reading “A DANGEROUS WOMAN”

A DANGEROUS WOMAN

Excerpt from my book-in-progress A Dangerous Woman, about my connection to a series of mysterious letters sent tothe first woman to be put on death row in California after the death penalty was reinstated in 1979.  Everyone has his or her own version of truth. Here is Jimmy Luna’s side of the story, the man who committed theContinue reading “A DANGEROUS WOMAN”

Interview with Stan Tookie William shortly before his execution

In 1995 I went into Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles with the vision to start a creative writing prgram for incarcerated youth. Out of that experience grew InsideOUT Writers. In 2005 I left the organization to pursue my writing once again. Something I was most proud of was the magazine of interviews and studentContinue reading “Interview with Stan Tookie William shortly before his execution”